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Procastination Level: 99

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Arroryn, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    What's the longest you've ever taken to complete a project? A proper project that you've set out to create and achieve (eg a cert) not a thing like a mortgage, which most of us will have dangling around our necks forever :)

    Some of the longer serving members of CF (we're talking when I first joined here, about 7 years ago) I was touting the draft of a novel I had (finally) started working on. I hope the mods won't be too peeved at me linking, as I've finally finished the bloody thing.

    www.gracesoffadedangels.com (In the Dying Eyes of Night (The Graces of Faded Angels) Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store)

    This is quite literally the realisation of a childhood dream, and I have literally been jumping for joy on and off tonight! So if any of you like fantasy fiction - well, why not try it.

    For the rest of you - what's your dream, how long did it take you (or do you think it will take you) - do you think life will just keep getting in your way? Technically, from conception to publication this took 13 years! Although a lot of that was obviously spent being unable to progress it, still... 13 years! ha.
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Congratulations Dawn that is seriously flipping awesome. Get the Champagne out girl you deserve it.
     
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  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Huge congratulations Dawn!

    I remember all that time ago when you mentioned your desire for writing, it is truly amazing what you have achieved and a lesson for us all on dedication and striving towards a goal.
     
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I really need to make a start on my horror novel, you have motivated me mate
     
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    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Well done! I'm still in the aspiring stage, lots of ideas but no meat :oops:

    As for projects I think my longest current one is just over a year old. Another hobby of mine is fountain pens and the multitude of inks available. I've been intending to do some comparisons specifically between blue & orange pens / inks - this started last February... and still hasn't got much past the selection phase. Guess I should stop playing Guild Wars 2 :)
     
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  6. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Oooh pens... oooh orange.... Guild Wars 2.... yep, I understand your pain :D

    Thanks for the well-wishes guys, going through getting hard copies published now - all still very exciting. Can't stop grinning!

    JK - set to! Read the zombie short in my sig for inspiration ;)
     
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    Amazing, congratulations. Being published has to be one of the best things ever. Something I too have always dreamt of, well done.

    If it is anything like "Zombieland" then I will take a signed copy.
     
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    You must be published albeit non fictional Joe.... surely! Dawn going to read now, you rock, you are an inspiration mate I seriously need to make a start, in fact I will right now
     
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    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Fantastic, congratulations. True inspiration and motivation right there. :)
     
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